Don’t ask for too much – Mourinho gives famous speech ahead of season’s resumption

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The Premier League is set to resume on June 17, and the UK government has given the green light for the games to resume.

There’re 92 games left to be played in the league, and Jose Mourinho whose Tottenham side are 8th in the league, has revealed his excitement that the Premier League is back again.

Speaking to Spurs TV, Mourinho rebuffed fears of not resuming due to Covid-19 as he said: “I think now we can all feel that the first match is arriving.

“You look to other countries, Germany, they have already played matches, Portugal starts this weekend, Spain next weekend… football is coming everywhere.

“We used to be the football that never stops, even in periods like Christmas – we are the league for the world and it feels a bit strange that we’re not playing but we are waiting patiently for the green light to go.

“There was a moment we were all scared about when we start. The season is over? Next season will start September, October, November… who knows?

“But then less doubts, less doubts, less doubts and now it feels like it’s coming. We want to play.”

Some managers have asked for more time before resumption, so that the players won’t get injured, having been out for so long.

Meanwhile, Mourinho maintained that pre-season injuries are a part of the game, and warned that they couldn’t ask for more.

“I think, football… we shouldn’t be selfish, we shouldn’t demand too much. It’s our time to give,” Mourinho said.

“For example, when players play Euros and World Cups, they barely have a holiday, they don’t have pre-season, they come direct from holiday and sometimes they train less than a week to play the first Premier League match.

“At this moment, people are worried about trying to have what they never have. For example, speaking about pre-season injuries, there are pre-season injuries.

“Everyone has pre-season injuries in normal seasons, so we cannot expect now not to have an injury here, an injury there.

“We cannot ask for more than the authorities are giving us, which is the maximum security, and I think now it’s time just to play and to give people what people want.”

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